All global challenges, from Covid-19 and climate change to longevity, must be met with an equal input of resources and with bipartisan support and commitment by government, industry and researchers.
Longevity has a special significance which differs from the other two in that never before in history have so many people lived for so long and created such an unavoidable challenge.
While humanity rejoices in our capacity to enjoy more years of life, the fact is that the huge social and economic impact of Longevity will continue to grow until at least 2050. Its primary challenge is that it must be financed via adequate incomes. This must be accompanied by a considerable investment in health, housing & recreation as well as the creation of new employment opportunities and skills training for the millions who will want to work beyond the traditional retirement age.
None of these tasks are beyond Australia’s capacity to achieve provided we immediately start to plan and implement huge changes in traditional Ageing policies that have now reached their use-by date. CRC Longevity has the research and planning capacity to spearhead the achievement of these challenges and influence governments to adopt revolutionary changes.
It is a partnership of eight outstanding Australian Universities that represent a wide range of communities across our continent and which has the skills to discover solutions to every challenge that Longevity creates.
Its structure combines the resources of both the public and private sectors of Australia and has the vision to adapt to an ever-changing world.
In particular, industries that have joined the universities as partners of CRC Longevity will be enabled to research the goods and services required by an ever-expanding ageing market and then meet those needs in a manner that provides prosperity for all.
Our Panel is honoured to work as advisers to CRC Longevity. We are confident that it will have real input in ensuring that Longevity becomes an asset of our nation, not a liability.
We look forward to making a meaningful contribution.
The CRC Longevity Advisory Panel
EVERALD COMPTON AM
HON. PHILIP RUDDOCK
PROF. VICKI SARA AO
MAJOR GENERAL THE HON. PETER ARNISON AC, AO, CVO
The extra 10-30 years Australians are now living compared to more than 100 years ago.
Susan Ryan, in her speech to the National Press Club on 17 September 2014, described the longevity bonus as ‘a demographic revolution which demands a further revolution in the way we work, and in the intergenerational compact we make with one another. Demographic change need not be a crisis but an opportunity – a wave we can catch and ride to set Australia up for success now and throughout the rest of the 21st century.’
Kathryn Greiner AO, CRC Longevity Chair of the Board, explains how industry and government will benefit from access to real-time data in the Longevity Atlas.
Last week the CRC Longevity team were informed by the CRC Association that we were unsuccessful in our application for a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Grant for Round 22. We offer our sincere congratulations to the three successful teams: The Digital Finance CRC. The Marine Bioproducts CRC. The Heavy Industry Low-Carbon Transition (HILT) CRC. While […]
CRC Longevity Chair of the Board Kathryn Greiner AO today announced the appointment of three members to the CRC Longevity Interim Board, effective immediately. Dr Antonio Dottore, Rita Harris and Amanda Wilson will join Kathryn and Deputy Chair Greg Vickery AO on the Interim Board to provide governance and management oversight of CRC Longevity […]
It gives me great pleasure today to announce today that we have welcomed another 13 partners to our CRC Longevity team, and upgraded three existing partners to new partnership levels. This means our team now totals 91 PARTNERS, including our eight University partners! As an industry-led research project, this is just an outstanding result. The level of commitment and support we have from […]
The timeline for applications for CRC Round 22 are: